EIDBI advisory group
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) created an EIDBI advisory group in 2017. The group is made up of experts, parents, primary caregivers and individuals with Autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. The purpose of the group is to help with on-going development and implementation of the EIDBI benefit. The Minnesota Legislature created the EIDBI benefit in 2013 (Minn. Stat. §256B.0949). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved Minnesota’s plan under the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) program.
Across Minnesota and the nation, communities are experiencing a shortage of qualified healthcare providers. The provider shortage particularly affects rural areas. To find out what Minnesota is doing to build provider capacity, visit the Building EIDBI provider capacity webpage.